Powered almost exclusively by La Mex and Gulzar’s the EC contingent embarked on the Icelandic Field Studies trip today! (6/24/2016) We left a spectacularly stormy Indiana to fly to JFK where a subsection of the group spent a couple of hours in NYC looking for a 7.2 volt 1800 miliamp battery. (We finally found one at Tinkersphere) Following a mandatory airline shuffle and confusion period, we were finally on our way! We learned that when an airport is the size of the familiar Dayton airport but handles multiple international flights, bad things happen with luggage times. About an hour and a half of waiting around later(without water fountains, we strangely couldn’t find any), we found and counted our 12 TSA inspected bags and were off! Some of us met Lupin for the first time on our way to Bonus, and all of us ooh’ed and aah’ed at the giant hot water pipes. We were able to get all the topographic maps we needed at IÐNÚ The rest of the day was pretty low-key as the group rested and got used to the 12am brightness.
That’s all for today but more tomorrow! We will be at Pingvellir and the Hellisheidi Geothermal plant tomorrow.